Kirkcaldy solicitors help man injured in motorcycle accident

Motorcycle on Country Road in Scotland

Graeme was injured when a foreign motorist pulled out of junction and collided with his motorbike.

Personal injury solicitors in Kirkcaldy, specialising in motorcycle accident claims, managed to get the other driver to admit liability and fight the insurers’ attempts to reduce compensation.

Impact of accident injuries

Graeme suffered from life threatening injuries from the motorcycle accident and emergency procedures had to be carried out at the scene. Injuries included 6 broken ribs, a broken collar bone, shoulder blade, punctured lung and various abrasions.

Graeme suffers from weakness in this side and the shoulder area, making heavy lifting difficult, such as lifting a suitcase above his head to put it in a wardrobe.

He was able to get back to work as a driving instructor but his anxiety held him back from getting back on the bike.

Switched from his insurers’ recommended legal solicitors to Digby Brown

A friend of Graeme’s had recommended Digby Brown Solicitors and Lianda Barnes, specialist in motorcycle accident claims.

He decided to not proceed with the legal firm his insurers recommended and go to Digby Brown’s motorcycle accident solicitors.

“They have been fantastic, I’ve never been through the claims process before and didn’t know what to expect.

“They helped advise on the different things you could claim compensation for which I hadn’t thought of such as the damage to my helmet and clothes.”

Motorcycle solicitors fight off insurers’ attempts to reduce compensation

The insurance company made no offers of compensation until the pre-trial meeting, despite our motorcycle solicitors having managed to obtain an admission of liability from the other driver.

The insurers went through the rigmarole of obtaining their own medical evidence, which ultimately was in keeping with our own expert medical reports.

They also tried to challenge Graeme’s wage loss calculations and obtained HMRC records, but ultimately ended up agreeing with our forensic accountant's report.

Rightful compensation for motorcycle accident

Our motorcycle solicitors in Kirkcaldy got an enhanced award of compensation to reflect the loss of enjoyment of the motorcycling lifestyle, despite Graeme having bought a replacement bike to try to get back to it.

The case settled shortly before the court hearing for £30,000 compensation for his injuries, loss of earnings, kit and the cost of his motorbike.

“I was really happy with the compensation. It helped me buy a new bike after the other bike had to be scrapped.

“It’s also given me some peace of mind as there is something there to fall back on if need be.”